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Orthodontic retention with Six Month Smiles is not different from other forms of orthodontics. During all training courses the need for and various methods of orthodontic retention are covered at length.
Six Month Smiles offers the following types of retainers:
50% of our cases were relapsed cases from previous, adolescent orthodontic treatment. That is why proper retention is of the upmost importance
Esther Adame, Orthodontic Specialist
No, most orthodontists recommend lifetime retention for ortho patients - and most Six Month Smiles Providers do the same. Lifetime retention means that the patient is using some form of retainer for the rest of their life. Six Month Smiles recommended protocol is bonded lingual retainer as well as a clear essix-style retainer. Once the bonded retainers are placed, the patient can wear the removeable retainers for 6 months full time, then 6 months every night and then 3-5 nights per week for the rest of their lives.
Retention at the completion of treatment is the same no matter which orthodontic option you choose, whether traditional or guided ortho. The methods of retention, both fixed and removable, are also similar, regardless of the two forms of orthodontics.
Processing time depends on the type of case you will be submitting. Generally, once impressions are received for the case, a treatment plan will be ready for you to review within 5-7 business days. After you review & approve the treatment plan, your case will be fabricated and shipped within 5-7 business days. At the time of submitting a case you will have the opportunity to indicate if you need the case returned by a certain date.
Our cases are competitively priced, but we do have discount programs for Providers who want to save more. We also have a rewards program where you can earn points and discounts on cases based on the total number of cases submitted. For questions about our case discount programs, please contact us.
Six Month Smiles offers two ways to get trained on becoming a Six Month Smiles Braces Provider:
Six Month Smiles offers two ways to get trained on becoming a Six Month Smiles Aligner Provider:
Upon completion of either of these courses you will be confident in starting your first brackets and wires patient using our Guided Ortho System. As always, should you have any questions, our clinical support team is here to help!